“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Harmon Luther Lowman

Seventh President of Sam Houston State University


—1942-1964 —

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By Buildingshsu, July 3, 2007
1. Harmon Luther Lowman Marker
Inscription.  A native Texan, Lowman saw World War I military service before attaining a bachelor's degree at Southwest State Teachers College in 1923, a master's degree at the University of Texas, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Chicago in 1930. Appointed president of Sam Houston State Teachers College in 1942, Lowman emphasized new construction, acquired the Country Campus outside Huntsville, and equipped SHSTC as the country's first completely air-conditioned college.
Erected 2006 by SHSU Alumni Association.
Location. 30° 43.653′ N, 95° 32.5′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Avenue F / Martin Luther King Drive near 9ths Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Grave site is within Oakwood Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville TX 77341, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original Site of The Steamboat House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elliott Toulmin Bowers (about 700 feet away); Harry Fishburne Estill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jesse Parker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powell Sanctuary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Norton Shaver (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joshua Houston (approx. ¼ mile away); The Rev. Thomas H. Ball (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
Regarding Harmon Luther Lowman. Harmon L. Lowman (1894-1942) served the second longest term as president of SHSU. The Lowman Student Center (1964) was later named in his honor.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Former Presidents of Sam Houston State University.
Also see . . .  About Harmon Luther Lowman. (Submitted on May 31, 2008, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2008, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,077 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on June 27, 2013, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas. Photo   1. submitted on May 31, 2008, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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